I am originally from Milwaukee, Wi, and I have live for the last 15 years in Colorado Springs, CO. I am newly retired to Long Beach, MS. In both Wisconsin and Colorado, I've done many art pieces in colored pencil & acrylic painting. I've participated in a number of art shows & craft fairs, mostly in Wisconsin. While in Colorado much of my work consisted of pet portraits in colored pencils. Now that I have more time being retired, my interest has gone back to acrylic painting. There is so much beautiful subject matter here in coastal Mississippi so I've made that the focus of my paintings. I also have another interest and that is monkies! So, monkies have been a diversion in my painting. In fact, I have tried to incorporate a small image of a monkey somewhere in my paintings. It's kind of my trademark!